'God wants me to be chief justice'

2011-09-04 14:34

Cape Town - Chief Justice nominee Mogoeng Mogoeng told the Judicial Services Commission on Sunday that God wants him to be appointed to the position.

"Do you think God wants you to be appointed Chief Justice?" Inkatha Freedom Party commissioner Koos van der Merwe asked Mogoeng.

"I think so," Mogoeng said.

"That creates problem for me," Van der Merwe said. "If I vote against you what is God going to do to me?"

"That is between you and God, commissioner," Mogoeng replied.

Mogoeng said he prayed and got a signal that "it was the right thing to do" after President Jacob Zuma has nominated him for the position.

"I prayed and got a signal it was the right thing to do when I was approached," Mogoeng said.

"I am one of those believers who believe that there is God and God does speak.

"When a position comes like this one, I wouldn't take it unless I had prayed and satisfied myself that God wants me to take it.

"Without the... God I depend on for strength I am going to fail."

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-09-04 14:47

    God doesn't support chauvinists who take sides with rapists and pedophiles! God help all women, children and other victims of abuse if this man is appointed.

      czovczov - 2011-09-04 14:54

      religion and justice should be kept separate because while we all believe in Justice, not all of us are religious and believe in God.

      Smk - 2011-09-04 15:15

      Sorry I believe in God but to claim this is the reason to hold a position of conflict is truly disturbing, much the same as "Tha anc will rule till Jesus returns" same in this case a whole bus load of BS and rubbish. IMO JZ want his back scratched for the favour and he chose you to do it. God doesnt give you strength. You find strength in your belief and that carries you through your trials. This is another issue, the money has something to do with it. Tbh the god of the anc is not the God people with morals follow as the anc is corrupt from head to toe. I believe they follow satin as they lie, cheat and steal from the people they are supposed to serve.

      chikunga - 2011-09-04 15:44

      think u need help u moron.wat do you know about God.

      Civil_Rights - 2011-09-04 15:56

      "The Gods must be craze"

      Civil_Rights - 2011-09-04 16:04

      Chief Justice nominee Mogoeng Mogoeng told the Judicial Services Commission today that God wants him to be appointed to the position. If that's the case than "The Gods must be craze". So he is basically saying Zuma is God. I know that rain comes from the skies above, but God doesn't have a shower head on his head.

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-04 16:05

      Moegoe Moegoe is at it again with his stupid remarks

      Tooth Fairy - 2011-09-04 17:26

      Which God Moegoeng? We have created some 2800 gods to date. If (your) God gave you this job, we can be pretty sure that your imaginary friend will also tell you how to make rulings. "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God likes (or hates) all the same people you do."--Anne Lamott

      Shrike - 2011-09-04 18:13

      Mogoeng is hearing voices......go see a doctor......sounds like you need help.....

      cliffarc - 2011-09-04 18:32

      - Oh boy - this man is so wrong for this job. Zuma just does not have the skill of chosing the right people for the job - Cele and now this one.

      Macho Mike - 2011-09-04 19:37

      Mr Mogoeng, do you remember a movie called " The Gods must be crazy"? Enough said Mr In Justice.

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-05 11:39

      Moegoe Moegoe......hahaha you obviously need God.....maybe someone will organise the meeting SOON!!!

      DW - 2011-09-05 12:19

      Well whether we approve of his appointment or not, Christians have to submit to his authority when he gets the position - See 1 Peter 2:13-17 "13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor." Jesus does not interfere in politics and never has. So any claims that you are there by God's appointment is wrong (whether from the ANC or the Apartheid government) - but this does not excuse the Christians in the land from not submitting to the authority that is in power at the time. You have to be Christ-like in your behaviour. You will often be the only Bible non-believers will ever see. At the end of the day, you have to ask "what would Jesus do?" He did not interfere in politics when he walked the earth. He was concerned about man's eternal life, not man's life here on earth. He told people to pay their taxes and obey the authorities. That is what is expected of you if you claim to be a Christian - nothing more and nothing less.

      daaivark - 2011-09-05 14:04

      DW.... So according to you all Christian revolutionaries have it wrong? And Christians should just accept whatever is forced on them? I know several people who consider themselves Christian who would not agree.

      pierreedge - 2011-09-05 17:09

      i dont know about you but i get really troubled and scared of people like that: -We are gods chosen people and have title deeds signed by god to our country -God told me to invade iraq -God will give me 70 virgins when i blow myself up and now, in SA too: -God wants me to be chief justice... we live in crazy times, feels like 121 AD...

      DW - 2011-09-06 12:20

      Yes, daaivark. That is exactly what I am saying. "Christians" who use Christ's name to wage wars and try to overthrow governments are heretics. The Crusades were political actions done using Christ's name. It had nothing to do with him. If anyone here can tell me where Christ EVER got involved in politics, I am prepared to debate this. He specifically did not. So revolutionaries who try to overthrow the government in his name are politicians. They may be Christian, but they err if they think that God is backing them. Anyone who preaches that if you are a Christian you should be rich, healthy and living a blessed life is wrong. Just have a look at the early Christians. They were martyred for their faith. Where were they going wrong? Christ came to save us from ETERNAL death. The life here on earth is just a short part of the journey which will be insignificant in the greater scheme of things. God is interested in your character, not your comfort. And your life on earth is about being a witness to others who do not know the character of Christ - Christians are called to be Christ-like. Christ suffered the ultimate humiliation and death and never spoke back or defended himself. Anyone who tells you that becoming a Christian suddenly will make you prosperous, healthy and blessed is misrepresenting what Christ said.

      Neutkraker - 2011-09-06 13:13

      I am more concerned about placing my trust in a man who may revert to prayer when he simply has to consider the facts and evidence of a case. He seems to me to be the kind of person who may base his judgement on what he perceives to be the will of God.

  • gaharaa - 2011-09-04 14:49

    Zuma is president. Not God.

      Frans Smith - 2011-09-04 15:43

      brilliant china - lol

      BigMoose - 2011-09-05 08:09

      God wanted me to win the lottery. I even bought a ticket!

      gaharaa - 2011-09-05 10:07

      Ahh...there's your mistake. Zuma didn't you see.

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-06 10:30

      I doubt if God wants this Moegoe to be Chief Justice......i think its the OTHER guy.....!

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-09-04 14:51

    Oh so now we have religion in this mess? With his take on god, women and children can hope for the worst. Please JSC don't make him CJ

      Kraut - 2011-09-04 16:00's like ..oh my God!! quote Oprah.. usually people say:"The devil made me do it"...

  • czovczov - 2011-09-04 14:52

    I wonder what atheists feel about that.

      Kraut - 2011-09-04 16:03

      ..same as You?? I'm agnostic,though..

      Seth - 2011-09-04 16:10

      My only concern as an atheist is whether his sense of justice subscribes to the constitution or to the bible? I could not care less what he beliefs himself, as long as that is where it stays. Each to his own, but since it sounds like he depends on god to make decisions, I am concerned.

      Spoedvark - 2011-09-04 16:27

      Exactly the same as a Moslem or Hindu should - outraged!

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-09-04 17:32

      You really want to know? Whenever we atheists hear someone say "God wants me to...", we know that what they really mean is "The voices in my head want me to...". Personally I love it when people claim to speak for God. It's the easiest possible way to spot a liar.

      Wizard101 - 2011-09-05 14:46

      Maybe he sees dead people too

  • veld66 - 2011-09-04 14:52

    I don't believe god exists,,, He is a black guy why doesn't he believe Vodoo wants him to be chief Justice. I thought Christianity was introduced by European Colonialist 360 yrs ago!!!!! Some South African people now resemble American Republican politicians who put god into everything.

      lungelo mpatho - 2011-09-05 09:52

      do some research, there were christians in Ethiopia and Egypt long before your forefathers colonized the land. google the 'stone churches of LALIBELA', the boy Jesus spent his early child in the land of Egypt, an African man carried his cross during crusifixion......Europians brought 'catholism' at best!

      lungelo mpatho - 2011-09-05 09:53

      i meant "childhood"

      daaivark - 2011-09-05 14:07

      Veld, are you being infantiole for a reason, or can't you help it? Not on the issue of the existence of God, but with all the other junk.

      daaivark - 2011-09-05 14:12

      infantile, sorry. Hasty fingers.

  • nspaynter - 2011-09-04 14:54

    This is a difficult one. I am a Christian and I also believe in the calling of God and His purpose in my life. In fact, that is what every Christian should be doing. I pray and I listen. God IS ultimately in control. I am also homosexual and God leads me even as a homosexual, even though there are Christians who would disagree with that and feel that God's hates homosexuals. And it's my impression that Mr. Mogoeng is one of them. That becomes a problem. But a a Christna brother, I will pray for him......

      gaharaa - 2011-09-04 15:28

      Satin is a cloth.

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-04 16:02

      i dont believe in the bible but if you do nspaynter then you are really screwed in the head,bible says homosexuality is wrong,so why do you follow a god that doesn't agree with your lifestyle?....i believe there is a god but dont believe in a book written by crazy fanatic for you being a homo,thats for you to deal with but stop preaching a religion that is clearly against you

      Kraut - 2011-09-04 16:07

      @ smk ..Nights in white satin, never reaching the end...Moody Blues.. ;)

      nspaynter - 2011-09-04 16:07

      I do not follow the teachings of "blind pastors". I follow the teaching of God and the leading of His Holy Spirit. (And I do go to Church and fellowship with other Believers) Lev refers to men who are using (abusing) other men as women. This is usually done by heterosexual men in a make only situation where there are no women available.. They take on a "softer" man and pretend he is a woman and has intercourse with him. That is abuse. This is also OT law applying to the Israelites. In his letter to the Corinthians Paul refers to "homosexual offenders" (NIV) What exactly is a homosexual offender? Surely that implies that there are homosexual offenders and homosexuals who are not offenders? What does the Greek word that translated into "homosexual offender"? The Greek word Paul uses is actually not part of Greek vocabulary, thus the meaning is uncertain.

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-04 16:28 bout sodomy,isnt that also frowned upon by always makes me laugh to see people interpret the book in whatever way it suits them

      nspaynter - 2011-09-04 16:55

      @THE.SRG. Actually I am not into sodomy. People seem to think that sodomy and homosexuality are one thing. There are a lot of homosexuals who are not interested in sodomy and on the other hands there are a lot of men and women that practice sodomy. Some use sodomy as a form of birth control. I believe God is against rape, whether it's front end or back end. Oh, BTW, I do agree with your statement that people seem to interpret the book in whatever way it suits them...

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-04 17:22

      @nspaynter .... don't get me wrong...i don't give a hoot about the way you live your life,i just find it amusing that you are a christian that follows a religion that doesn't agree of your lifestyle,what you do is your business but what you preach to others,(if you believe in certain religions)you should follow by is clear that the bible states homosexuality as a sin,not my the end what im trying to say is that people shouldn't be duped by religious factions to be a believer in god,religions are just another government that take advantage of their followers,as long as you believe in a higher power then i say why give money to corrupt priesthoods and churches

      Atoombom - 2011-09-04 17:55

      God does not hate the homosexual, he hates the SIN. Problem is that people changes the Bible the way it suits them and their sins.

      Atoombom - 2011-09-04 18:08

      God also said "go and do no more sin" to the prostitute that was on the verge of being stoned to death. That means stop practicing homosexuality and don't do it anymore. That is what you don't understand properly

      umhlopo - 2011-09-04 18:18

      dont you just hate it when they call you a tail gunner

      nspaynter - 2011-09-04 18:34

      @Atoombom. Going back to Paul's letter to the Corinthians, it includes adulterers, drunkards, slanderers and swindlers. But no sin is too big to be forgiven by God. And yes, it does mean that a Christian needs to turn away from his sin. But the problem is that Christians will always sin. They're not perfect. Somebody here mentioned homosexual lifestyle. A modern homosexual lifestyle normally includes promiscuity, and also things like drunkenness and even sometimes drugs. But then when you look at the modern heterosexual lifestyle, you'll actually see the same thing. The problem is people confuse lifestyle and orientation. People don't get to choose their sexual orientation. I never chose to be homosexual. However I have a responsibility in the choice of my LIFESTYLE. A Christian who gets drunk is sinning just as much as the homosexual or heterosexual person who is involved with promiscuous sex. It's how God speaks to you as an individual that is important. An example is smoking. There are Christian smokers who are convicted about their smoking and need and do give it up. There are other Christians who are not convicted about their smoking and perhaps may be convicted later. That is God's business. It's as the Judge was saying, What is God saying to me?

      daaivark - 2011-09-05 14:10

      It's not simply a matter of black and white, but I would dispute your statement that God doesn't agree with his lifestyle. Who the hell knows what God agrees with, if he/she were there. I think it likely that nspaynter embraces the religion demonstrated by a young man that suggested that loving one's neighbour was a great idea, something I agree with, by the way.

      daaivark - 2011-09-05 14:11

      Kraut; The Moody Blues bought the rights for that song from Steve Fataar of SA's The Flames, who actually wrote it.

  • Gert - 2011-09-04 14:56

    ANC's use of religion is really despicable :/

      DW - 2011-09-05 12:03

      Gert, whilst I agree with you there, this is not the ANC's use of religion. This is Mogoeng's use of religion. In this context they are not necessarily the same thing.

  • zaatheist - 2011-09-04 14:56

    This guy is supposed to adjudicate on facts. How can a person who believes in the imaginary sky fairy be logical. What evidence does he have for these beliefs. He fails every test needed for a judge.

      DW - 2011-09-05 12:06

      zaaitheist, as usual you spew a whole lot of rubbish in support of your non-belief. There are many, many judges, not only in South Africa but in other parts of the world, who are Christians or believe in God (or even other religions). This does NOT mean you "fail every test needed for a judge". That is only YOUR opinion because YOU dont believe in God. I dont support Mogoeng for all the other reasons, but not because he is (or claims to be) a Christian

      Ayoba - 2011-09-05 14:33

      I have been granted an opportunity to have an idea how many atheists are commenting here. Thanks News24.It seems for many they would prefer an atheist to take such position. Sorry, He is a Christian and I am happy about that:-).

      Flamewulf - 2011-09-05 18:26

      zaatheist is living in cuckoo land if he thinks religion and reason cannot go hand-in-hand. In fact, religion has helped shape intellectualism - without the Bible English as we know it today would not have existed, and modern science began with religion (the first modern scientists were all religious and saw science as a means of understanding God's creation).

      agurkie - 2011-09-06 00:06

      @zaatheist - Dude i feel so sorry for you. I am also not christian, i am agnostic, but clearly someone with a username and pic like yours has serious issues. You also take your own BELIEF way too serious. Your ability to your job has nothing to do with your religion.

  • crackerr - 2011-09-04 15:10

    Anybody who gets nominated against almost all odds and far more (at this stage) worthy other candidates must believe it is his higher power or god having a miraculous hand in it. That's fine. We are all entitled to our beliefs. Some of us would be highly upset if he was a committed communist. And some of course is he was a die-hard atheist. Their is only one solution to all the suspicion. Make it the task of the legal professions to select the best candidates and include in selection panel the top judges in the country. NO politics and no questions about religion. In fact, anyone who participated actively in politics or openly supported any political party must be disqualified. No say to the president or any other politician in the appointment of ANY judicial officer in this country. To think. All the polemic because of one cover up after the other and bad decisions motivated by politics and plain small mindedness.

  • Owen Netshidzivhani - 2011-09-04 15:16

    if God wants him to take it, i say go for it. only God can put you there and if God puts you no one can unsit you... im glad we've someone who believes in God in that posotion...

      Atoombom - 2011-09-04 18:11

      Wake up and smell the coffee. You clearly don't understand the fact that mogoeng mogoeng is playing with fire when uttering these statements.It's like the ANC will lead the country into chaos until Jesus comes. Don't play with the living God

      Ayoba - 2011-09-05 14:36

      @Owen Netshidzivhani, I agree 100%. Not even negative comments can change that. This reminds me of the story of Daniel in the BIBLE.

  • Owen Netshidzivhani - 2011-09-04 15:18

    it's time we got someone who believes in God in that position. he deserves it

      gaharaa - 2011-09-04 15:23

      Lol! No, it can be given to him. And taken away. Even Satan gives something to his followers. Besides, Zuma can beat God remember?

      Gargmel - 2011-09-04 16:53

      Seriously, how idiotic can you be? The point is he should be impartial, what god is he talking about? Buddhist? Muslim? Jewish? Christian? Is he going to be biased towards the one he believes in? Maybe the ancestors? Or does he think zuma is god? All of the questions was very valid I think, and he failed every one of them. According to him if I rape someone and do not leave physical damage it is ok? If I abuse a child and I am friendly while I do it, it is ok? So if a christian abuses a child it will be ok because god said it is fine?

  • drenkeling - 2011-09-04 15:25

    This man is more scary than Malema.

      crackerr - 2011-09-04 16:25

      @ chikunga The arguments are not about the skin colour of the Chief Justice.

      Spoedvark - 2011-09-04 16:29

      Chikunga You are mistaken. I am, personally, a supporter of Justice Moseneke and he is as black as the ace of spades. Do not project your racism on me.

      Atoombom - 2011-09-04 18:18

      @Chikunga - if the white man did not come to this continent, you would still be without the wheel and clobbered your breeding mate on the head with a knobkierie and lived in a cave. Go practice your racism in your own home.

  • John - 2011-09-04 15:29

    Great, so now we can add 'delusions of grandeur' to this man's dubious character traits.

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-09-04 15:32

    If God wants Mogoeng then God help the rest of us.

  • gaharaa - 2011-09-04 15:40

    This is the most blasphemous statement. He is basically telling South Africa that God is now corrupt. Or that God is corrupt, he is also entitled to corruption. So is everybody in fact. He will be Chief Justice too you know. By the power of the state, and even God himself, "Let their be Corruption." Sigh.

  • Frans Smith - 2011-09-04 15:43

    not the gods some of us believe in

  • William Allworth - 2011-09-04 15:46

    I cannot believe that there is any notion more insulting to a black person than the one that god loves them but he chose their enslavers to come tell them so. When the white man came to africa the blackman had the land and the whiteman had the bible....

      crackerr - 2011-09-04 16:37

      Wrong. Large parts of the land lay open and ready for acquisition. As for the Bible, let's be honest. Many of many different shades and cultures took to the Bible and its teachings like fish to the water. It just suite them. Why? You can't exactly blame the white man for others' receptivity to Biblical teachings. In fact, if ANYTHING, perhaps there is a kernel of truth in the Bible that just happens to resonate with everybody no matter where they find themselves on this planet. What are you actually now on about?

  • grant9 - 2011-09-04 15:46

    Mogoeng was just answering questions. Very unfair ones if you ask me. Judging by some of the comments here you would think that only an athiest could qualify for the job of CJ. If he does not get the job because of his beliefs, God could turn his back on us altogether.

      Spoedvark - 2011-09-04 16:30

      Which god?

      Gargmel - 2011-09-04 16:53

      Seriously, how idiotic can you be? The point is he should be impartial, what god is he talking about? Buddhist? Muslim? Jewish? Christian? Is he going to be biased towards the one he believes in? Maybe the ancestors? Or does he think zuma is god? All of the questions was very valid I think, and he failed every one of them. According to him if I rape someone and do not leave physical damage it is ok? If I abuse a child and I am friendly while I do it, it is ok? So if a christian abuses a child it will be ok because god said it is fine?

      Harvey - 2011-09-05 14:00

      Grant, fully agree, the question was a trap, he either had to declare himself as a religious nutter or a godless heathen. Either way he was screwed.

  • Peter - 2011-09-04 15:49

    Why did God only tell him and not tell everybody else?

  • venderdarkie - 2011-09-04 15:54

    Mogoeng will be the Chief of Justice in the contsitutional court. The man has defended himself and i'm convinced that he is the good candidate for the position.

      gaharaa - 2011-09-04 16:03

      The good one but not the best one.

      gaharaa - 2011-09-04 17:54

      Okay...who down-thumbed me??? Huh? Own up!

      gaharaa - 2011-09-04 19:42

      HEY! Stop that!!

      Side_Winder - 2011-09-06 11:16

      A good sheep always follows, not so venderdarkie? Did you watch the interview at all? If so then you truly are easily led or misled.... Become a free thinker.... With followers like you the corruption will never cease... If he is the best candidate then S.A. doesn't stand a hope in hell of getting any better..... or more liberal.. At least rapists know they'll be better off as long as they do not physically harm their victims too much!!!!!

  • buddy van der merwe - 2011-09-04 15:56

    this caveman idiot should be herding cattle, far away from any court of law...

  • Happygas - 2011-09-04 16:05

    is this guy for real

  • Strutmode Recordings - 2011-09-04 16:13

    Don't read news 24, they are nerdy story tellers who are angry because they cant get laid and get real jobs ,they are people who want to sit behind their computers and stir trouble from another country telling us their made up version of South African news, they are giving you false news and tell you lies, and the anonymous replies and thumbs up or down that you get on this site are actually them same nerds that work for News 24 that are replying against you, nobody how many nerds from news 24 wont like this post!

      TRiP - 2011-09-04 16:16

      I take it you've been fired from Media24 recently, can only be as you are such a bitter little person.

      lesm1984 - 2011-09-04 16:49

      That being so, why are you posting comments on News24?

      Side_Winder - 2011-09-06 11:21

      Wahahahaha!!!!! You are such a knob!! Funny, but still a knob....

  • umhlopo - 2011-09-04 16:18

    When these things start going on about God then i fear we have big problems in our hands,as far as i am concerned this man is not fit to be a magistrate never mind a judge,with his comments you can see his mentality - he is dangerous

  • Yankee - 2011-09-04 16:21

    Sorry you moegoe. GOD is not Jacob Zuma.

      lesm1984 - 2011-09-04 16:48

      And Jacob Zuma is not God.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-05 11:46

      ... and you're not in Heaven!

      TheVoice - 2011-09-05 12:39

      no one claimed that he was!

  • Valis - 2011-09-04 16:56

    No, no! Santa Claus wants ME to be Chief Justice! And my magic-man is stronger than your magic-man, so there :P

      flummoxed - 2011-09-05 11:49

      No, no please let me play Chief Justice or I will have a little temper tantrum!!

  • damienh - 2011-09-04 16:58

    God wants me to be a millionaire..... so wheres my money

      flummoxed - 2011-09-05 11:50

      Try Fatboy. Hear he has a trust fund that the whole country benefits from because he's the Robing Hood of la-la-land.

  • Phaedioux - 2011-09-04 17:02

    This interviewing process is now becoming quite bizarre! Do most senior legal people behave in this fashion? - not the ones I know, or have come across, they are usually quite conservative and seriousminded.

  • Alan - 2011-09-04 17:09

    Well, if he believes an imaginary "thing" wants him to be chief justice, that is more than enough reason not to give him the job....

  • Tooth Fairy - 2011-09-04 17:27

    Which God Moegoeng? We have created some 2800 gods to date. If (your) God gave you this job, we can be pretty sure that your imaginary friend will also tell you how to make rulings. "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God likes (or hates) all the same people you do."--Anne Lamott

  • Atoombom - 2011-09-04 17:31

    I suggest you keep your piehole shut before you utter these kind of thing. God don't allow people to play with His Name and leave them unpunished. What you have just shown, is that you are not even fit to be near the law.

      Ching Ching - 2011-09-05 12:14

      Please name some of the people that have been punished by God, and how? Waiting anxiously...

      GLY - 2011-09-05 13:48

      Ching Ching, The old testament is full of examples Start with comparing Cain and Able's sacrificees.

  • Steve Rowe - 2011-09-04 17:32

    If gods existed, for which there is very little evidence, and Mogoeng wasn't very specific which one he was referring to; where would he draw the line? When making judgement's that people don't understand, he could just as easily say that he wasn't sure what to so so his god told him? It's a very slippery slope!

      Tooth Fairy - 2011-09-04 18:27

      Little evidence? What (little) evidence? If you have ANY evidence for the supernatural, you can collect some R10m in prize money.

      mugu.eater - 2011-09-05 12:15

      Mogoe Mogoe cannot even write a proper judgement. he is of the firm believe that judges must go for training on how to write judgements.

      GLY - 2011-09-05 13:50

      Tooth fairy, What you you cinsider to be evidence?

  • Bobby Rosewood - 2011-09-04 17:46

    I would think that the Chief Justice of Iran also believes he was hand picked by Allah Himself. We're getting on a slippery track here.

  • BakkieB - 2011-09-04 18:06

    God? Who is God? Sorry Mogoeng but if you believe in something that is based on belief, then how can you run the justice system of a country? Are you going to use youe so called "belief" to motivate your decisions. No thanks. I will stick to facts........not religious fairly tales

      flummoxed - 2011-09-05 11:54

      Not cool!

  • Shrike - 2011-09-04 18:10

    Mogoeng is hearing voice......go see a doctor......sounds like you need help.....

  • chris.khanye - 2011-09-04 18:34

    No! No! No! Big NO! South Africa is a secular state and this must be protected against the likes of Judge Mogoeng. We cannot be America under George Bush Jnr, Israel or Iran for that matter. Is this the dawn of Concourt judgements heralded by divine intervention? South Africa is a secular state and we don't need Mogoeng and his divine intervention to dilute the status quo. Mogoeng is an expense to this country's progressive democracy and he should not ascend the highest seat in the constitutional court. Since he gets coded messages from God - where would we appeal God's judgements?

  • chris.khanye - 2011-09-04 18:35

    No! No! No! Big NO! South Africa is a secular state and this must be protected against the likes of Judge Mogoeng. We cannot be America under George Bush Jnr, Israel or Iran for that matter. Is this the dawn of Concourt judgements heralded by divine intervention? South Africa is a secular state and we don't need Mogoeng and his divine intervention to dilute the status quo. Mogoeng is an expense to this country's progressive democracy and he should not ascend the highest seat in the constitutional court. Since he gets coded messages from God - where would we appeal God's judgements?

  • SkiaBran - 2011-09-04 19:04

    oh goodie. a zuma puppet with voices in his head ... yes just what we need to go with our new shiny secrets bill

  • Jabulaniboy - 2011-09-04 23:14

    This is dangerous blasphemy. However the appointment will happen. God expects fairness and justice from all people. I hope this man will act in a Godly manner when he assumes his position by his own quote here.

  • Janine - 2011-09-04 23:43

    "God wants him to be chief justice"? What arrogance.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-05 11:56

      So say all who believe and thank the dear Lord that there are many in this forum.

  • Greg - 2011-09-05 07:44

    Thank God I'm an atheist.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-05 11:57

      Poor you..

      Ching Ching - 2011-09-05 12:20

      flummoxed - everyone that believes in God is JUST as delusional as this Chief Justice guy. What makes his story about God telling him to be CJ any more unbelievable than what your take is what God wants or not?

  • palmerc - 2011-09-05 08:15

    A man that listens to little voices in his head as Chief Justice - I am not so sure about that....

  • sefeddt - 2011-09-05 08:27

    What next, will the ANCestors will haunt those critical of him.

  • Lanfear - 2011-09-05 08:54

    The ANC is just so unimaginative! All this "god's chosen" crap has been done to death by the NP, and many before them. For some reason these kinds of regimes always want to justify themselves, especially religiously it seems. It is worrying that a man of such religious convictions, which obviously colour his views and objectivity, become chief justice...

      Ching Ching - 2011-09-05 12:22

      As long as you have gullible sheeple believing that crap, it is a very powerful tool...

  • neo_acheron - 2011-09-05 11:07

    I don't think he prays to the same God that Koos van der Merwe prays to. Rather I think he preys on the belief of a God so that he can get his own way. Just another fool who wants more power.

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  • rantoftheday - 2011-09-05 11:15

    I am not surprised that Mogoeng thinks God wants him to be Chief Justice, given the Bible's tales of misogyny.

  • flummoxed - 2011-09-05 11:44

    God wants you to be less arrogant and presumtious is more like..

  • Nero - 2011-09-05 11:47

    Atheism is a non-prophet organization...

  • Sue-Ellen Jones - 2011-09-05 11:51

    Lets hope you saw Gods light when he gave you the signal... and you were not clouded by the $$$ paycheck....